From the Archive: 1990-1991

1990 and 1991 were a big years for Shihan Howard Lipman and his students, as shown in his photo archive. Sosai attends the Australian Championship in 1990, in which Shihan Rick Cunningham and Sensei Mark McFadden compete. Also here are more tournaments, beach training with Sensei Paul Finnerty and Sensei Mark Ting, tameshiwari and working with the Bo staff.

The following is an article by Shihan Howard about the tournament. Click the thumbnails to have a read!

Shihan Rick, Shihan Howard & Sensei Paul in the front row.

From the Archive: 1980s, Part 2

A continuation of From the Archive: 1980s, Part 1. Beach training is back in force, Shihan Rick Cunningham reaches 1st Dan and competes in tournaments, and Sosai Oyama awards Shihan Howard Lipman his 4th Dan.

From the Archive: 1980s, Part 1

From the photo archives of Shihan Howard Lipman! Shihan Howard reaches 3rd Dan, referees tournaments, travels to Japan and continues the beach training sessions. Shihan Rick Cunningham also joins the fold…

Shihan Rick Cunningham in training!

From the Archive: 1970s, Part 3

Shihan Howard Lipman & Hanshi John Taylor after the tournament
Shihan Howard Lipman & Hanshi John Taylor after the tournament

A continuation of From the Archive: 1970s Part 1 and Part 2.

In this series we dive into the photo archives of Shihan Howard Lipman to learn pictorially more about the history of Kyokushin Karate.

In this entry, Shihan Howard reaches 2nd Dan and competes in a number of tournaments, as well as refereeing them. Hover your mouse cursor over the photos and if a caption pops up, click the photo to read the full caption.

Next month, the 1980s, and some more familiar faces from KIMAA.

From the Archive: 1970s, Part 2

A continuation of From the Archive: 1970s, Part 1. In this edition, Shihan Howard Lipman is now a 1st Dan and just beginning his Kyokushin journey…

In the above photos, then-Sempai Howard was training with Sempai Stephen Penny. He was 16 here and the two did Shodan together. Shihan Howard recalls he was an amazing young man, and his karate and strength was quite incredible. Both trained under Shihan Bob Boulton at West Pymble Dojo and spent every spare minute training together.

From the Archive: 1970s, Part 1

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Shihan Howard as a green belt.

Introducing a series called FROM THE ARCHIVE, a digital stroll through the photo collection of Shihan Howard Lipman.

This series will showcase a pictorial history of Kyokushin, of KIMAA and its members, publishing on the 1st of every month throughout 2017.

First up, Shihan Howard on his path to black belt…